In this section we highlight video exemplars of good practice both at primary and post primary level. Also included are demonstration and advice videos


Latest Videos

  • Using a Green Screen for Visual Arts
    2017-05-18 09:45:40
    Cormac Cahill of Carrigaline Educate Together National School uses a green screen to extend learning in his classroom. In this video pupils find themselves walking through a famous artwork. They combine looking and responding in Art with descriptive writing in English to create a narrated video. This helps the pupils to delve deeper into the piece of Art, while supporting the use of descriptive language.
  • Creating eBooks in the Classroom
    2017-05-18 09:37:05
    Pupils in Carrigaline Educate Together National School use Book Creator to research and demonstrate their knowledge of History topics, eg the Vikings or Ancient Rome. Their teacher, Cormac Cahill, speaks about how creating ebooks supports literacy, problem solving, Music and Art in his classroom. Pupils work in groups to research facts and strong emphasis is put on using creative commons content. The pupils are creating permanent resources that can be used by subsequent classes.
  • Creating a Volcano eBook
    2017-05-18 09:15:22
    To support his teaching Cormac Cahill sometimes creates eBooks rather than using textbooks. These ebooks can be made relevant to his pupils in Carrigaline Educate Together National School. The eBooks can also be shared wiith the wider teaching community through iTunes. Pupils can add to the ebooks or use other apps such as Explain Everything to demonstrate their learning. This video shows a lesson about volcanoes, combining digital tasks with hands on learning.
  • FÍS Film Project in a Primary School
    2017-05-18 07:54:55
    6th class pupils from Cregmore NS have been successful in the FÍS film competition. With support from their teacher Stephanie Herwood they have created Stop Motion animations with a cross curricular theme. Each project incorporates a wide variety of tasks including researching, storyboarding, scripting, set designing and producing. Students engage in groupwork with the emphasis on self and peer assessment.
  • Project based learning with ICT
    2017-05-18 07:50:24
    TULCA and the Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme have collaborated producing an art- marine science installation and short film called "Build your own Unknown" with artist Louise Manifold and with pupils from Cregmore national school, Co. Galway. The project involves a re-enactment of the 2011 discovery of the Moytirra deep-sea hydrothermal vent field. Students, teacher, artist and scientist, learn and work together in the classroom as co-creators and collaborators embedding ICT and creativity throughout the project. The project will also result with the development of education lesson plans and resources for the Explorers Education Programme™ which will be available on later this year. The Programme is supported by the Marine Institute, and funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government. More Info see: com/marine-institute/'
  • Using Tablets in SESE
    2017-05-08 05:36:39
    Paul O'Callaghan teaches 1st class in Lucan Community National School. In this Science lesson the pupils made plasticine boats to better understand floating and sinking. They created procedural writing pieces in Book Creator based on the lesson. In addition they used Scratch Jnr to code the results of their Science experiment. Paul uses ICT to support planning of thematic lessons which span the curriculum.
  • Using Tablets for Writing in 2nd Class
    2017-05-08 05:31:33
    2nd class in Lucan Community National School use tablets to support their learning in English. In this video their teacher, Eoin Flood, outlines several apps he uses including A+ Spelling, Book Creator and Chatterpix. He also uses technology to support planning ad assessment in his classroom, using One Drive to creat ePortfolios, Class Manager to view the children's tablets, and Apple TV for assessment. Through careful planning he has embedded ICT in his lessons.
  • Using Tablets for Number in Maths
    2017-05-08 05:18:55
    In Lucan Community National School Róisín Cartwright uses tablets to support Maths learning with her 1st class. In this video the class are divided into stations and are learning about Place Value through a mixture of hands on activities and apps. The apps used in the video are Pieces Basic and Twinkl 100 Square. Peer assessment, self assessment and teacher assessment all feature in this lesson. Róisín emphasis that ICT is a tool to support curricular learning.
  • Using Beebots in Junior Infants
    2017-05-08 05:05:55
    Nichola Spokes describes how Beebots are used with Junior Infants in Lucan Community National School. The aim of these lessons is to support pupils' problem-solving, development of instructional language, sequencing, orgainisational skills, and collaboration skills. The Junior Infant class work on a variety of stations over a six week period. The stations include small world, treasure maps, learning directions, phonics, 2D shapes, construction and Beebot app on tablets.
  • Tablets for Literacy in Junior Infants
    2017-05-08 04:52:40
    In this video, Ann Marie Roche, Lucan Community National School, is using tablets for literacy in Junior Infants. The pupils are working at different stations, including blending sounds, letter formation, tricky word practice, and dictation. Three stations use hands on material, while one incorporate tablets. The app being used for letter formation is Hairy Letters app. Pupils are motivated to learn as they engage with each other and the technology.
  • Tablets for Learning Support
    2017-05-08 04:42:48
    Learning support teacher Laura Duff, Lucan Community National School, is working on Procedural Writing with children for whom English is an additional language. In this video the 1st and 2nd class pupils have planted some seeds. Their teacher uses Kahoot to assess their knowledge of the necessary vocabulary. They recorded photos and videos using Explain Everything. They then created their procedural writing piece using Book Creator. During the lesson the pupils are developing their vocabulary, oral language, and procedural writing skills. Their work is assessed through a mixture of self assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment.
  • ICT in Lucan Community National School
    2017-05-08 04:28:59
    Lucan Community National School is a developing school under the patronage of Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board. The school was established in 2013 with Junior Infants and has now grown to 2nd class. By 2020 the school will have all classes filled from Junior Infants to 6th class. In this video principal Nichola Sparks outlines how ICT is used in the school. She provides a full overview from the ICT vision in the school to accessing resources to whole school planning.
  • Digital Storytelling using Tablets
    2017-05-08 04:23:30
    Senior Infant teacher Áine McGinn, Lucan Community NS, demonstrates how she uses tablets with her class. In this video the pupils have learned about the structure of a story in circle time and must now use the Toontastic App to create their own story. They are engaged in sequencing, creativity and problem-solving. Áine recommends having clear expectations and guidelines for pupils when using ICT. She also suggests using a staged approach when introducing ICT to your classroom.
  • Scratch for Language
    2017-04-25 04:17:20
    Iseult Mangan, of Cloghans Hill NS, uses Scratch to support teaching and learning in a multi-grade setting. In this video, the junior pupils have been doing a language scheme of work based on the story Rainbow Fish. Once they have studied the story Scratch and Stop Motion Animation are used as modes of assessment. The senior pupils, in stations, facilitate this work amongst the younger pupils and, in doing so, develop their own oral language skills.
  • Scratch for Music
    2017-04-25 03:49:03
    In Cloghans Hill NS, Iseult Mangan uses Scratch to support teaching and learniing in a Music lesson. Her senior pupils translate music notation into Scratch code to play songs in the software. This tasks supports differentiation as all pupils can work to their own level. While Scratch may not feature in every music class, it is a useful tool to include at various times throughout the year.
  • QR codes in PE
    2017-04-24 10:51:33
    In this video the pupils of Cloghans Hill NS combine ICT and PE to create a revision lesson. During procedural writing the senior pupils write up Unihoc skills that they have been practising. From this writing they create QR codes. During the PE lesson pupils use devices to scan the QR codes to find out what task is next. This lesson supports integration and differentiation in a one teacher school. It also allows teacher Iseult Mangan to assess several aspects of the curriculum in an effective way.
  • ICT in a Multiclass Setting (Cloghans Hill National School)
    2017-04-24 10:34:53
    Cloghans Hill NS is a one teacher school of 15 pupils. In this video teacher Iseult Mangan outlines how she uses ICT to best effect to support teaching and learning. She gives an overview of her planning, the school's Bring Your Own Device policy, as well as explaining some of the ways ICT helps her to integrate, differentiate and assess in an efficient way.
  • ICT for Tangrams in Maths
    2017-04-24 10:18:46
    In Cloghans Hill NS teacher Iseult Mangan uses ICT to support teaching and learning in her Maths lessons. In this video she is focused on the topics of tangrams and perimeter. The class is divided into three stations. In the first station pupils are using the Osmo software and equipment to make tangrams with instant feedback. The next station uses Khan Academy, free software where individual tasks can be preset for each pupil to complete, with the teacher receiving feedback. At the final station pupils are drawing tangrams and using these drawings to measure the perimeter of an irregular shape.The teacher makes use of these ICT tools to support differentiation and assessment. Iseult recommends accessing online supports to help with using ICT tools for Maths teaching.
  • Digital Video for Gaeilge
    2017-04-24 10:14:17
    In this video, the senior pupils of Cloghans Hill NS use Stop Motion animation to retell a story from their rang Gaeilge. By integrating with Visual Arts and English their teacher, Iseult Mangan, maximised her time during the busy school day. She used PDST Fís lessons to support her teaching. Pupils used drawings, paintings and Lego to recreate the story. This task demonstrated pupils understanding of the Irish vocabulary. Once completed the video was shown to the junior pupils and thus ensued a lively Oral Language lesson.
  • Digital Video for Analysis and Assessment in PE
    2017-04-06 11:22:52
    In this video, PE teacher in Deele College, Raphoe, Liz McLaughlin, demonstrates how she uses ICT to support skills development in badminton with a 2nd year group. Students use a combination of mobile phones and tablets to access an instructional video, and then use the app Videotagger to assess each other in the execution of an overhead shot in badminton. The use of ICT in this way enables differentiation and effective self and peer assessment. Liz finishes the lesson with a short self assessment survey in Google Forms.
  • ICT and PE: Orienteering with an App
    2017-01-30 07:09:45
    In this video PE teacher in Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Garret Hickey demonstrates how he uses the i-Orienteering and Team Shake apps in an orienteering lesson. Garret describes how the use of ICT in orienteering results in high levels of engagement by students as well as the development of mathematical, map-reading, communication and problem-solving skills. The i-Orienteering app is usually intended for outdoor use but due to weather conditions on the day of filming, Garret very seamlessly set up an indoor course!
  • Supporting effective use of ICT through a community of practice
    2016-05-13 06:42:07
  • Using ICT to support peer assessment and reflection in DCG
    2016-05-10 12:23:04
    Noel Ward, from Coláiste na Carraige, Carrick uses ICT to support peer assessment with his fifth year DCG students. Students use their own devices, either smartphone or tablet to engage in primary research for Output 1 design assignment. They create mind maps using GoConqr to plan their designs and provide audio feedback on each other’s mind maps using Adobe Reader. This improves students’ oral literacy and also raises the standard of each piece of work, as students can respond to their peer’s feedback and make changes as necessary. At the end of each lesson, Noel uses Mentimeter as a learning log to capture real time lesson appraisal or exit ticket which allows him to tailor future lessons to meet students’ needs. Teacher generated learning resources and YouTube clips are shared on a class blog so students can access them from home.
  • Using ICT to support formative assessment in Senior Cycle Maths
    2016-05-10 08:28:35
    Maths teacher Gareth Doherty, from Coláiste na Carraige, Carrick discusses how technology can be used to identify students’ prior knowledge in applied arithmetic. His fifth year students complete questions from student response system Socrative in their copies, and input answers using their phones or tablets. Students can work at their own pace and Gareth can instantly see which questions are problematic and which students require additional support. This feedback allows him to target his teaching to address common errors. Following class he creates a video using the ShowMe iPad app to provide additional support for challenging questions and shares this on his class blog so students can view it at home. Gareth discusses how technology can increase student engagement and also save time for teachers.
  • Using ICT to support content creation in Science
    2016-05-10 08:00:31
    James Gilmartin, from Magh Éne College, Bundoran discusses how his students use their phones to create content in his second year Science class. Students take photographs during experiments and then use an app called Adobe Voice to create a video describing each stage of the experiment. PicCollage can also be used to make a poster showing the process. Finally, students create a symbol in their notes to create a trigger picture using Aurasma. When they revise their notes, the trigger image will open the video or poster on their phone. By creating their own content, students can develop their creativity, communication and collaboration skills. Students self and peer assess their videos, which are shared on the school’s Science blog,
  • Using ICT to support active learning in Geography
    2016-05-10 07:34:20
    Maria Nelson from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana demonstrates how she uses students own devices (a range of smartphones and tablets) to support active learning with her second year Geography class. When introducing a new topic she assesses students’ prior knowledge and builds student engagement using Kahoot. Students self and peer assess their oral fluency and Geography content knowledge by using their devices to record one other. At the end of class students reflect on their learning using Padlet. Maria has also created a class website to share a range of differentiated resources (including images, videos, notes, presentations, Thinglink, etc.) to suit all learners. Students can access these from home for revision purposes.
  • Using ICT in Geography
    2016-05-10 07:12:39
    Geography teacher Seamus Baldrick, from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana discusses how technology can be used to support revision. He begins by facilitating student self-correction of cloze test homework using presentation software, e.g. PowerPoint. He prepared a revision video in advance using the ShowMe iPad app, which is based on the Irish curriculum and targeted at the needs of his students. After viewing the video, students complete a Socrative quiz in class, which provides them with immediate feedback after each question. Seamus can identify which topics are still problematic and/or which students require additional support. After class, Seamus shares the revision video, other resources and assignments using Google Classroom, a virtual learning environment, which enables to access class material at home.
  • Teachers sharing practice and our vision for ePortfolios
    2016-04-07 06:37:35
    John Weir, of St Mary's Parish Primary School, explains how ICT integration works in his school of 1100 pupils. The school has a laptop trolley to share among classes, with additional laptops dispersed among the classrooms and an IWB in each classroom. The school has a strong ethos of sharing, using Google Apps to share between teachers and to create ePortfolios for pupils. In this way teachers, parents and pupils can view their progress as the year continues. ePortfolios also facilitate teacher and peer assessment. To support teachers in using ICT the school trains teachers in small groups and this year is running a PDST Technology in Education summer course within the school.
  • Using Online Tools for the Writing Process
    2016-04-05 09:28:22
    Teacher Colm Hanlon uses Google Classroom to enhance and support writing lessons with his 6th class in St Mary's Parish Primary School, Drogheda. He creates writing resources which the pupils can access at school or at home. He supplies a variety of support documents including word banks for struggling pupils. This digital writing process includes feedback from a peer and from the teacher. All work is saved to the pupil's Google Drive, as well as the teacher's own Google Drive, in this way creating a detailed ePortfolio. Final drafts of writing are shared on the class blog. Colm has noted a dramatic improvement in pupils' writing since introducing this system.
  • Using Online Tools for Collaboration
    2016-04-05 09:15:59
    In this video 6th class teacher Colm Hanlon of St Mary's Parish Primary School, outlines how he uses online tools for collaboration. Pupils create a group project based on a topic, eg A Famous Scientist. The group creates their project from information provided by the teacher. Their project is then submitted to Google Classroom or Google Drive for approval by the teacher. Finally the group present their work to the class. Each pupil has an ePortfolio of their work on Google Drive.
  • Using Online Tools and ePortfolios for Visual Arts
    2016-03-29 06:29:42
    Teresa Kilbane, 1st class teacher in St Mary's Parish Primary School, outlines how she uses Google Classroom for Visual Arts. She and her pupils create a digital rubric that is followed by pupils creating in Art. In this way the pupils are focused on the artistic process rather than the finished product. The completed rubric, as well as photos of the artwork, is saved to each pupil's Google Drive to form an ePortfolio; to be viewed by pupils and their parents. Pupils work in pairs to enable peer assessment. Using ICT in this way has enabled Teresa to become a more reflective teacher; emphasizing the learning objectives in her lessons.
  • Using tablets to support active learning in Business Studies
    2016-02-26 09:32:17
    Rowan Averill, from Malahide Community School demonstrates how he uses tablets to support active and experiential learning with a first year group. Students learn about the different types of advertising (persuasive, competitive, informative and generic) not by being shown examples of each, but by creating their own stop-motion adverts for a product of their choice using the Lego Movie app, to develop their research and creativity skills. Rowan discusses how the use of tablets supports research and collaborative learning with students. He advises using rubrics to assess students’ work and advises teachers to research apps before using them in class.
  • Using ICT in History
    2016-02-26 09:20:47
    History teacher Frieda Crehan, from Malahide Community School discusses how technology can be used to support student research and active learning. Students become creators of content using a range of tools such as PicCollage to create Match Attack cards to compare key personalities in History, iMovie to create video logs and Minecraft to create megalithic monuments. Students develop their research, communication and presentation skills. Frieda creates rubrics to assess students and promotes student self-assessment. She advises teachers to experiment, expand and embed the use of technology in learning, reflecting at each stage.
  • Using ICT to support revision in Business Studies
    2016-02-26 09:03:47
    Kahoot is a popular online quiz tool which many Irish teachers use for both formative and summative assessment. In this Business Studies lesson with a third year group mixed ability group, Claire Fitzgerald from Malahide Community School demonstrates how Kahoot can be used to support active learning and collaborative revision. She divides the class into groups and each group is given a topic to revise using tablets, textbooks and other resources. Each group then creates an online quiz using Kahoot to demonstrate their knowledge of the topic and test the knowledge of the other groups. Topics include trading account, profit and loss account, balance sheet, business documents and delivery systems. Active learning and peer assessment is evident as groups create quizzes to test each other out, while developing their research and communication skills. Claire also discusses how the use of technology supports differentiation and students taking ownership of their own learning.
  • Using Scoilnet Services for History
    2016-02-26 08:41:23
    Bairbre Kennedy, from Malahide Community School uses inquiry based learning and peer collaboration with her third year History students in examining the key figures in the 1916 Rising. Her students research key personalities using a variety of trusted sources hosted on the Scoilnet site, such as Ask About Ireland and Britannica School, both of which are freely available to all students in Ireland, whether at school or at home. Britannica School provides a range of differentiated resources. They also use the Dictionary of Irish Biography and JStor Journals, both of which are accessible on the Schools Broadband Network. Bairbre creates Learning Paths to guide her students through resources from Scoilnet. Students present their findings through Google Docs and Padlet and engage in peer assessment.
  • Using ICT in Science
    2016-01-29 17:19:03
    In this Biology lesson with a first year group, teacher Leona Harrington from Le Chéile Secondary School, divides the class into groups in which they use QR codes to investigate the 7 characteristics of living things. The students working in groups are provided with 7 pieces of information corresponding to life processes. Leona talks about how this task helps students develop their problem solving and communication skills. Each group creates a presentation of their findings using either the Pic Collage app, a mind map or a Powerpoint presentation. Peer assessment is evident where the students share the results of their investigations, reflect on what they have learned and provide feedback to other groups.
  • Using ICT in Technical Graphics
    2016-01-28 09:35:54
    Teacher, Anthony Gainley, from Le Chéile Secondary School, demonstrates how he uses a flipped learning approach using ICT to differentiate and personalise learning in his Technical Graphics classroom. Anthony shows how he has created a simple instructional video, using a visualiser, on how to draw a tangent to an ellipse. This video is viewed by students at home in advance of the class on this topic, allowing in-class time to be spent applying what they have learned, and enabling Anthony to spend more time working with individual students and assessing their understanding of the topic.
  • Using ICT in Religious Education
    2016-01-28 08:38:56
    Religious Education teacher Eoin Walshe, from Le Chéile Secondary School, uses Google Maps, Kahoot and the Bible app to explore the journeys made by Mary and Joseph, according to the gospels of Matthew and Luke, with his first year class. Working in groups they use Google Maps to retrace the journeys and measure the distances travelled by Mary and Joseph. They present their findings to their peers in Keynote presentations. Eoin talks about how using these tools in Religious Education class supports skills development across a number of other areas and subjects including Geography, History, Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Using ICT in Maths
    2016-01-28 08:13:02
    Teacher, Niall O'Connor, from Le Chéile Secondary School, demonstrates how he uses a flipped learning approach using ICT to differentiate and personalise learning in his Maths classroom. Niall has created several instructional videos using the app Explain Everything. These are accessed online by students as homework in advance of a class. In-class time is spent by students applying what they have learned in the video by completing exercises on the topic. This approach helps Niall to better assess students' achievement of the learning objective/s as well as giving him more time to provide individualised support to students.
  • Using ICT for Gaeilge
    2016-01-28 07:42:06
    Teacher, Nicola Molloy, from Le Chéile Secondary School, uses tablets with her students in a Gaeilge class to teach the language of directions The students, working in groups, select two different locations in the school and create a video recording as Gaeilge providing directions from one location to the other. Peer and self assessment are evident in this lesson as students listen back to their recordings and correct any mistakes of their own as well as providing feedback on the inputs of other group members. Students share the final videos with the whole class and feedback is provided by the teacher and fellow students.
  • ICT at Le Chéile Secondary School
    2016-01-28 07:12:57
    Principal Áine Moran describes how Le Chéile Secondary School in Blanchardstown is integrating ICT across the curriculum. The school uses ICT to provide differentiated models of teaching including a flipped learning approach. Instead of textbooks or ebooks teachers create all of their own resources which are stored on the school's virtual learning environment. Áine describes the particular value of using ICT for differentiation as well as specifically its use with students with special educational needs, including accessibility features. She also talks about parents' response to the introduction of this 1-1 initiative in the school as well as their feedback in a follow up survey.
  • EU Folio - Using online tools for English Athlone Community College
    2015-06-10 19:32:37
    In this video Hazel Cooney of Athlone Community College explains the importance of using ICT in her classroom. She believes it leads to more engaged learners and enables her to use new means of assessing pupils, allowing for differentiation. ICT, she says, should never be the main focus of a lesson, but a tool to enhance learning. In her English classes students use Animoto to create videos; Voki to create avatars; Prezi to create cloud- based presentations and Fakebook to create character profiles.
  • EU Folio - Using ICT tools for English Athy College
    2015-06-10 18:16:46
    In this video Siobhán O'Brien and Ciara Doyle, Athy College, outline ICT resources they use to support English. Siobhán's students use Kidspiration, Animoto and Padlet to analyse plays, films and poetry. Ciara's students create profiles for characters from the class novel using Fakebook. All pupils' work is saved to ePortfolios using Mahara. EPortfolios facilitate differentiation and assessment. Pupils are digital natives, they find these tools easy to use and enjoy using them as part of their English classes.
  • EU Folio – Managing ePortfolios and ICT in a school
    2015-06-10 17:24:38
    Chris Forde of Athlone community college speaks here about how to introduce ePortfolios as part of the EU Folio project. Since introducing ePortfolios he has noted a move from individual learning to collaborative learning. Assessment of the ePortfolios includes self-assessment, peer- assessment and active assessment from the teacher.The teacher takes on the role of facilitator. To overcome lack of resources pupils can share devices or bring their own devices to school. He has found the EU Folio project to support creative, proactive and reflective use of ICT.
  • EU Folio - An ePortfolio Workflow (English)
    2015-06-10 16:46:11
    English teacher Hazel Cooney, of Athlone Community college outlines how to use Edmodo as an online community for pupils. She can assign tasks such as EDpuzzles, give feedback and grade pupils' work. Pupils' work can be submitted as soon as it is completed and corrected immediately. The one to one feedback enables teachers to provide immediate, targeted support. Pupils' work is saved and compiled as an ePortfolio allowing them to keep track of their progress throughout the year. Edmodo is a safe community as it is teacher monitored and password protected.
  • EU Folio – A school’s experience (Athy Community College)
    2015-06-10 16:01:28
    English teachers, Siobhán O'Brien and Ciara Doyle, speak of their school's experience on the EU Folio project. It is an initiative to implement the use of ePortfolios in schools around Europe. The school used Mahara as their chosen ePortfolio software. The project was introduced in a phased way, starting with one class and increasing this as teachers grew more confident. They found that ePortfolios enable continuous, formative assessment throughout the year. The teachers advise on how to set up ePortfolios. Some Athy College students also give their opinion on the system
  • EU Folio – A school’s experience (Athlone Community College)
    2015-06-10 14:42:21
    In this video teachers from Athlone Community College outline their experiences of EU Folio. Hazel Cooney looks at how an ePortfolio enables pupils to assemble and manage their work. She also notes how it facilitates a teacher support network. Gráinne Reid found that using ePortfolios changed the dynamic in her classroom, creating a shared process of learning amongst pupils and teacher. Chris Forde noted the ability to assess work continuously using the ePortfolio. He also commented on how teachers shared reszources and ideas with each other.
  • ICT and Music
    2015-06-04 07:02:26
    In this European Schoolnet video, Jaqueline Wall of Coláiste Bride outlines how to use free ICT resources in the Music Classroom. In one example pupils use Movie Maker to create a movie of their set song. The pupils also used audicity to record and compile instrumental and vocal parts of a song. All ICT work is compiled into a shared resource folder that students can access for future study.
  • Using Tablets to support language learning (German)
    2015-05-18 17:13:14
    In this video, German teacher Tina Killackey from Presentation Secondary School, Wexford describes some of the apps she uses to support language learning with her 1st year class. These include Quizlet, Notability, Book Creator and Socrative. These apps can be used in any area and support independent and collaborative learning and many forms of assessment.
  • Using Tablets to support language learning (French)
    2015-05-18 12:25:09
    In this video, teacher Sandrine Pac-Kenny from Presentation Secondary School, Wexford describes some of the apps she uses to support language learning with her 1st year class. These include Kahoot, Educanon, Make Dice Lite and Edmodo. These apps can be used in any area and support independent and collaborative learning and many forms of assessment.
  • Teaching and Learning with Encyclopaedia Britannica (Primary)
    2015-05-08 07:16:00
    In this video Ann Moran of St Brigid's Girls National School demonstrates how to use Britannica School with a primary class. Britannica School is an online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica that can be accessed for free through the Scoilnet website. The site caters for different age levels, as well as enabling teachers to differentiate for effective pupil learning. Britannica Schools provides a safe online learning environment where pupils can access age-appropriate, factually correct information. The site features teacher tools such as text to speech software, and the facility to print or email content.
  • Scoilnet Learning Paths in the Primary Classroom
    2015-05-01 10:14:09
    Mark Boggins, Holy Family National School, outlines how to create learning paths using Scoilnet. A learning path is a collection of online resources that share a specific topic e.g. the Famine. The teacher compiles the learning path, which pupils can access at school or at home.
  • ICT & Wellbeing
    2015-01-20 04:37:09
    In this video, staff members of Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin discuss some ICT activities they use to support and promote positive mental health among their students. The ICT tools used include social media, email, video, Pinterest, PowerPoint and Youtube. Through the use of ICT, the positive mental heath message can reach a greater percentage of the school population.
  • ICT i rang Mata
    2014-12-16 11:27:37
    Deborah Ní Cheallaigh, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, outlines how she incorporates ICT in her Maths lessons. In this video she demonstrates how pupils use Google Drive and the GeoGebra app when working on functions. When planning, all teachers in the department share a Google Docs file to create lesson plans.
  • ICT i nGaelcholáiste Luimnigh
    2014-12-16 10:45:04
    Principal Donncha Ó Treasaigh describes how Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh has grown from 31 pupils in 2006 to an enrollment of 560. From the beginning the school wanted to incorporate ICT in teaching and learning, with a projector and computer in each room. This has now grown to include the use of tablets across the school. Donncha outlines the process his school followed in order to ensure a successful integration of tablets.
  • ICT don mheastóireacht san Idirbhliain
    2014-12-16 10:21:33
    Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, outlines his experience of using tablets for assessment with Transition Year pupils. Pupils use the iTunes U app to create ePortfolios, containing work they carry out during the school year. Other apps used include Pages, Keynote and Showbie. Caoimhín notes the important role of the teacher in managing learning with tablets.
  • ICT i rang Ceimic
    2014-12-15 07:11:52
    Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh outlines her experience using tablets for teaching. In this video her 5th year Chemistry class use Explain Everything to revise work done on the topic of titration. Ciara explains how ICT has improved both teaching and learning in her classroom.
  • Census at School: a tool to support the Maths curriculum
    2014-11-04 05:09:29
    In this video Maria Broderick, Maths teacher at Coláiste Bríde, and Sheelagh Clowry, Project Maths Development Team, outline their thoughts on Census at School. This is an international database that supports the Probability and Statistics section of Project Maths. Pupils can input their own data, making statistics relevant to themselves. There are many teachings resources available on the census at school website, and on the Project Maths website.
  • Coláiste Bríde Art & ICT
    2014-10-30 08:07:35
    In this video Art teacher Niamh Comiskey, Coláiste Bríde, suggests how to use ICT to support learning in the Art classroom. She uses a visualiser to demonstrate and record work. Apps such as Pinterest and Instagram can be used to compile secondary sources and research. Niamh has found that using apps that pupils are already familiar with enables her to get the most from technology. ICT also supports peer assessment in her classes.
  • Coláiste Bríde Teachers & ICT
    2014-10-30 08:07:35
    Teachers from Coláiste Bríde outline how they incorporate ICT into the school day; for administration, teaching, learning and student support. Teachers are supported with formal and informal CPD. Some of the resources, apps and software used in the school include visualisers, Instagram, stop motion animation, ePortfolios, Google Drive, Edmodo, Ubersense and Padlet. The contributors in this video are: Marie -Therese Kilmartin - Principal Niamh Cumiskey - Art teacher Martin O'Keeffe - Business and ICT teacher Carol Regan - English teacher Karen Hopkins - PE teacher Michael A. White - Business Studies teacher Salvo Cacciato - Language teacher Sarah-Jayne Carey - ICT co-ordinator
  • ICT at Coláiste Bríde
    2014-07-17 03:06:10
    Sarah-Jayne Carey, ICT Co-ordinator, and Marie-Therese Kilmartin, Principal, Coláiste Bríde, describe in detail their school's move from one computer lab to integrating ICT fully into teaching and learning in the school. Through investment in hardware and software; commitment to CPD; and research of best practice in other schools, Coláiste Bríde hascreated a learning environment that is supported fully by ICT.
  • Scoilnet Overview
    2014-05-22 16:42:20
  • Scratch for Writing
    2014-05-09 12:28:22
    Elaine Lyons, Christ the Saviour NS, demonstrates how to use Scratch to support work on writing genres. In this video 5th and 6th class are working on the final draft of a procedural writing piece using Scratch and other tools. The work demonstrates how Scratch can facilitate integration between different subjects, in this case English and Science.
  • Scratch for Literacy and Numeracy
    2014-05-09 12:26:24
    In this video, Elaine Lyons, a teacher in Christ the Saviour National School, Ballingarry, talks about the use of Scratch to support literacy and numeracy. She describes how using Scratch across the curriculum helps develop pupils' skills in many areas, including problem solving, and also how it supports assessment, in particular self and peer assessment.
  • Scratch for Reading
    2014-05-09 12:26:23
    In this video, 5th and 6th class children from Christ the Saviour NS are using Scratch as part of a literacy lesson. Scratch supports their comprehension skills while studying the novel Carrie's War. While engaged in Scratch tasks the pupils are problem-solving, communication and brainstorming. The video also demonstrates how Scratch can support self assessment and peer assessment.
  • Tablets for Assessment
    2014-05-09 12:26:22
    In this video Maeve Callery and Eavan Griffin, Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School, outline how to use tablets for assessment in Maths. Maeve describes how the tablets enable her to make assessment active, in the same way maths lesson are active. Evan makes the point that using tablets enables teachers to create targeted goals for individual children.
  • Tablets in a Junior School
    2014-05-09 12:26:22
    Alma Moran, principal, outlines how her school, Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School, uses tablets. Having reviewed literacy and numeracy as part of their School Self Evaluation, tablets were introduced. Initially they were rolled out to teachers who felt comfortable using the technology, and this was expanded through team teaching and modelling. Maeve Callery explains that tablets are used from Junior Infants to 2nd class, using a variety of apps, both content rich and content free e.g. Explain Everything
  • Tablets for Problem Solving
    2014-05-09 12:17:05
    Ivan Hennigan, Mary Mother of Hope Junior School, outlines how to use tablets in an active Maths lesson. 2nd class are engaged in solving capacity tasks in groups. The groups must record their estimated answers using the Explain Everything app. These recordings are then viewed to assess the children's progress.
  • Tablets for Talk & Discussion
    2014-05-09 12:17:05
    In this video Colette Haran, Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School, uses tablets to support talk and discussion with a Senior Infant class. Having read the story "It's A Cold Dark Night", the children use Story Creator in Collins Big Cat App to recreate a scene from the story. They then present their work to a partner. This task facilitates differentiation and rich oral language.
  • Tablets for Guided Discovery
    2014-05-09 12:17:05
    Rachael Doyle, Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School, explains how to use tablets for guided discovery with Senior Infants. In this video the pupils are doing sorting activities within the Data strand of the Mathematics curriculum. They use the Explain Everthing app to record their thinking.
  • Using Edmodo: Living Schools Lab Good Practice
    2014-05-09 10:33:30
    This video discusses how the Living Schools Lab can support schools when introducing new technologies. Sarah-Jayne Carey, Coláiste Bríde, outlines their role as an advanced school within the programme. They provide support to other schools via Skype calls, webinars, emails and texts. They can also provide unbiased reviews of technologies they have tried. Ciarán Kennedy, St Patrick's NS, Tuam, and Kieran Carey, De La Salle College, Dundalk, both outline how the Living Schools Lab has supported ICT in their schools.
  • Scoilnet Nua - Overview
    2014-03-25 11:22:45
    This short video demonstrates how to search effectively for resources on Scoilnet, across different age levels and different curricular areas. Music: You can have miss what you never had by Durden (org/files/DURDEN/15281)
  • UP2US
    2014-02-09 10:47:08
    Music producer & Artist - Bitter Rocc made this short clip encouraging us all to do something to tackle online bullying for the Safer Internet Day 2014. It's part of an anti-cyber bullying campaign called #UP2US. Find out more
  • Portable Digital Projector (subtitled)
    2014-02-05 11:51:48
    Teacher Elaine King from St Mary’s School in Baldoyle shows how to set up and use a portable digital projector. The video is subtitled.
  • Safer Internet Day 2014
    2014-01-21 07:22:59
  • St Aiden's Sligo - Team 1 Research Photostory
    2013-06-18 15:59:43
    First, second and third classes in St Aiden's NS, Sligo did some research for their 2013 animation project. Team 1 chose 27 photographs and made this Photostory out of them to show what they found out.
  • New Britannica School Walkthrough
    2013-05-08 11:14:59
    Based on a lot of feedback from students and teachers, Britannica School has been redesigned to make the finding of relevant educational content easier and more intuitive. In this walkthrough video, Laurie Barton from Britannica gives a guided tour of the new functions and features.
  • Story Writing using tablet devices
    2013-04-15 10:40:28
    Class teacher, Brendan Curtin uses a story builder app on a tablet device and emphasises the process in story development prior to use of any device. The children demonstrate that a variety of media can be incorporated into their stories. The mutual learning that took place is a particularly salient point.
  • Collaboration in the EAL class using tablet devices
    2013-04-15 10:07:33
    Class teacher, Emer Travers demonstrates the use of tablet devices in an EAL class so that students will build their own stories. Pictures are used as a stimulus with collaborative story building thereafter. The power of peer teaching is clearly demonstrated.
  • Fractions using a variety of technologies
    2013-04-15 10:02:57
    In this video, class teacher Rosheen McGrath outlines how a variety of devices are being used effectively for the teaching of fractions. The IWB, tablet devices, hand-held video recorders and visualiser are all used at various stations. The use of ICT for self and peer assessment is clearly demonstrated and the use of technology for a purpose is stressed.
  • Using tablet devices in a Primary school
    2013-04-15 09:50:35
    In this video, school Principal Enda McGorman outlines how tablet devices are being used to develop active learning especially for literacy and numeracy. Class teacher, Declan Lally demonstrates the use of tablet devices as a station activity with children engaged in active learning methods at the other stations. The importance of experimenting with the potential of the technology is stressed.
  • Using Scoilnet Maps in a post-primary Geography Class
    2013-04-12 06:44:08
    Geography teacher, Brendan Cremin, shows how he and his 5th year students use Scoilnet Maps to investigate physical and human geography topics relating to the local area.
  • Promise
    2013-01-31 05:58:25
    Bullying won't go away if we do nothing! But it can if you do something. It's up to all of us to create and shape the on-line spaces that we like to spend our time in. Stand-up to cyberbullying by visiting our site and posting your response. 3min 12000kps
  • Safer Internet Day Ireland 2013
    2013-01-14 10:46:44
    Safer Internet Day 2013, an EU wide initiative to promote a safer Internet for all users, especially young people, will be celebrated in Ireland on Tuesday 5th February 2013. This year, Safer Internet Day, which is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and, is urging all net users to “Connect with Respect”.
  • Cross-curricular learning with Scoilnet Maps and other tools
    2013-01-14 09:50:24
    In this video, primary teacher, Mark Boggins, from Holy Family National School, Rathcoole, uses Scoilnet Maps and other tools in an SESE lesson. The Scoilnet Maps activity is one of five different station activities, some paper-based, some ICT-based, which all support the development of mapping concepts and geographical investigation skills. The lesson integrates numeracy as well as other curricular areas.
  • ICT & Numeracy –Scratch
    2012-11-02 11:27:27
    In this video, primary teacher Ruth Donald talks about how she uses the free programming language, Scratch, to support the development of her pupils’ numeracy skills.
  • Scratch – a Principal’s perspective
    2012-11-02 11:25:27
    In this video, primary school Principal, Enda McGorman, talks about why they chose Scratch to support the development of numeracy in their school and how this technology has been integrated on a school-wide basis.
  • ICT & Numeracy – A senior class maths lesson
    2012-11-02 11:22:26
    In this video, primary teacher Ruth Donald teaches her 6th class about 2d shapes using a number of different technologies, including the free programming language, Scratch.
  • FÍS Film Festival 2012 Promo Video
    2012-10-24 09:19:16
    The 8th annual FÍS Film Festival takes place the Helix, Dublin City University on 8th November 2012. The FÍS Film Festival is a wonderful celebration of the creativity and imagination of children and teachers in Irish schools, through the medium of film. For more information, see,22458,en.html.
  • ICT in the post-primary MFL Classroom – Using Presentation Tools
    2012-06-20 12:16:35
    In this video, post primary teacher Derval O’Connor demonstrates how her students use a variety of presentation tools to support French language development.
  • ICT in the MFL Classroom - Tips for Teachers
    2012-06-20 12:12:33
    In this video, post primary MFL teachers share their tips for the effective integration of ICT in their classes.
  • ICT in the MFL Classroom - Digital Self Introductions
    2012-06-20 12:07:57
    In this video, post primary teacher Maria Harney uses the free Glogster tool with students in her French class to support oral language development. Students produce Glogster presentations about themselves which incorporate their own audio recordings.
  • ICT in the MFL Classroom - Differentiated learning using online resources
    2012-06-20 11:59:42
    In this video, post primary teacher Susan Leahy uses online resources in her Spanish class to support differentiated learning. Susan presents these activities to her students on her language blog.
  • ICT in the MFL Classroom - Creating content using digital recorders
    2012-06-20 11:56:00
    In this video, post primary teacher Tommy Flynn uses digital recorders in his German lessons to support oral language development.
  • Using Web 2.0 technologies in the infant classroom
    2012-05-25 09:46:56
    In this video, Mary Jo Bell, St Anne’s Primary School, Shankill, shows how she uses Web 2.0 technologies in her infant classroom. Mary Jo uses a variety of tools to support literacy development, including Animoto, Audacity, Skype and Twitter.
  • Using a visualiser in a primary classroom
    2012-05-25 07:31:06
    In this video, Patrick Halpin, Donabate-Portrane Educate Together National School, shows how he uses the visualiser as part of his maths teaching with 4th class. Patrick records himself completing a long multiplication sum on the board and then plays this on a loop on the interactive whiteboard, while he works with individual pupils and groups around the classroom.
  • Using Photostory in a primary classroom
    2012-05-25 07:21:01
    In this video, Patrick Halpin, Donabate-Portrane Educate Together National School, shows how he uses Photostory with 4th class. Working in groups, the pupils create a photostory presentation on how to create origami flowers. They will use this presentation to teach origami to junior classes.
  • ICT in the MFL Classroom – Using Tablet PCs
    2012-05-25 07:18:01
    In this video, post primary teacher Susan Leahy demonstrates how she uses a tablet pc to support oral language development in Spanish
  • IWB literacy activity using the spotlight tool
    2012-05-23 11:50:37
    In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create an ‘Odd one out’ language lesson activity on the interactive whiteboard. By running the spotlight over the screen, the teacher can reveal certain elements of it and pupils are asked to say what the scene is, and which items belong or don’t belong. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
  • IWB literacy activity using the shape and fill tools
    2012-05-23 11:47:49
    In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a ‘magic box’ as a resource for teaching opposites. Pupils are asked for the opposite of a word displayed on the interactive whiteboard. By passing the word through the magic box, the opposite appears and pupils can see if they were right! This activity can be adapted for all class levels and applied to numeracy as well as literacy.
  • IWB literacy activity using the reveal tool
    2012-05-23 11:45:59
    In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to use the reveal tool to create a ‘Who/What am I?’ lesson activity for the interactive whiteboard. Niamh reveals one sentence at a time and pupils are asked to guess what the answer is. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
  • IWB literacy activity using locking and layering
    2012-05-23 11:39:36
    In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a lesson activity for opposites and word definitions on the interactive whiteboard. Niamh creates balloons with words added to each one and a coloured string attached. Pupils pull a balloon string to reveal the balloon. They are asked to provide the opposite of a word or a definition of the word. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
  • IWB literacy activity using linking
    2012-05-23 11:37:31
    In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates a literacy activity based on the story, ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Niamh uses inbuilt backgrounds and resources of her interactive whiteboard to create the story and links items within the story to external resources. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
  • IWB literacy activity using grouping and linking
    2012-05-23 11:26:41
    In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a simple sequencing lesson activity for literacy using the interactive whiteboard. Niamh types a number of statements on the interactive whiteboard, which the pupils will sort into the correct order to make a coherent piece of text. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
  • IWB literacy activity using the camera tool
    2012-05-23 09:45:08
    In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a jigsaw ‘Who am I?’ activity for the interactive whiteboard using the camera tool. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
  • Classroom management with ICT in the infant classroom
    2012-05-23 09:01:06
    In this video, Mary Jo Bell, St Anne’s Primary School, Shankill, shows how she organises ICT in her infant classroom. Mary Jo uses the interactive whiteboard, digital camera, visualiser and other technologies. Additional tips are provided by Carmel Smyth, St Cronans JNS, Brackenstown.
  • Using ICT in the infant classroom
    2012-05-23 08:55:27
    In this video Mary Jo Bell, St Anne’s Primary School, Shankill, shows how she uses ICT as a support for literacy development in the infant classroom. Additional tips are provided by Phil Cheetham, Central Model School and Carmel Smyth, St Cronan’s National School.
  • IWB literacy activity using the pen and eraser
    2012-05-23 07:33:32
    In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a cloze test using the pen and eraser tools. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
  • Laptops Initiative: Case Study 4
    2012-02-28 12:37:59
    Case Study 4: Wexford Vocational College, Westgate, Co. Wexford In this case study, the staff of Wexford Vocational College outline their experiences, from receiving a grant for laptops up to full introduction across the school. They discuss the importance of in-service, subject relevant software, and the practical elements of storing and transporting the laptops.
  • Laptops Initiative: Conclusion
    2012-02-28 10:48:44
    Teachers and pupils speak positively about their experiences with the laptops Initiative. Jerome Morrissey, Director NCTE, advises teachers on where to access further information and support.
  • Laptops Initiative: Case Study 3
    2012-02-28 10:13:27
    Causeway Comprehensive School, Co. Kerry discuss how their use of laptops and software provided gains for students and teachers alike.
  • Laptops Initiative - Case Study 2
    2012-02-28 09:25:35
    Case Study 2: St Paul's Community School, Browne's Road, Waterford. In this video the staff of St Paul's outline how they incorporate laptops into their teaching across the curriculum. They outline the benefit of using laptops, with particular reference to pupils with learning difficulties. They also explain how they organise the deployment of laptops.
  • Laptops Initiative - Case Study 1
    2012-02-28 09:18:39
    Case Study 1: St Joseph's School, Foxford, Co. Mayo
  • Laptops Initiative - Introduction
    2012-02-28 09:13:02
    Introduction to the Laptops Initiative which involves mobile technology, literacy and inclusion.
  • Where's Kevin?
    2012-01-27 04:20:33
    This is a call to action for parents to get involved in what their children are doing online from Webwise, Ireland's home for internet safety advice and tools.
  • Safe Search with Google
    2012-01-26 13:11:09
    This short clip from webwise demonstrates how to enable Google's safe search mode. If you are a parent and your children are using the intenret, you should do this. It is free, it's easy to switch on and only takes about a minute, and it is actually pretty effective.
  • Webwise Negotiating an Internet Contract
    2012-01-26 12:21:15
    Parenting expert, Áine Lynch from the National Parents Council, discusses the benefits and practicalities for setting rules and boundaries for your child's internet usage.
  • Webwise: What Children Do Online
    2012-01-26 11:36:51
    This clip shows children in Ireland between the ages of 8 and 12 years talking about what they do online.
  • Talking to Your Child about the Internet
    2012-01-26 11:26:35
    Parenting expert, Áine Lynch from the National Parents Council, talks about the importance of having good, open communication with your child about their internet lives and provides some practical advice on how to achieve this.
  • Parenting Your Child Online
    2012-01-26 10:55:22
    In this clip an experienced parent discusses her experience of implementing the National Parents Council's advice on negotiating boundaries and communicating with children about their use of the internet.
  • What is Safer Internet Day?
    2012-01-26 05:44:31
    Safer Internet Day (SID) will be celebrated around the world on Tuesday 7th February. Webwise, the Safer Internet Ireland Awareness Centre has arranged a number of events to mark the day. Webwise and the NCTE work with partners in Ireland and the 27 Safer Internet Centres of the European Union’s Insafe Network to celebrate SID. See how you and your child or school can join in the celebrations at
  • Safer Internet Day 2012
    2012-01-19 05:44:51
    Safer Internet Day 2012, an EU wide initiative to promote a safer Internet for all users, especially young people, will be celebrated in Ireland on Tuesday 7th February 2012. This year, Safer Internet Day, which is promoted in Ireland by the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE), is urging families to get ‘webwise’ and to ‘discover the digital world together...safely!’.
  • How using laptops has transformed learning in our school
    2011-12-16 11:17:47
    Principal Anthony Conlon, St Paul’s Community College explains how ICT has transformed learning, teaching and the school. The students enjoy using technology, it is their medium and they expect to be able to use it in the classroom.
  • Using laptops to support learning
    2011-12-16 11:15:48
    Learning Resource teacher Patricia Fielding explains how using laptops with her students has engaged them and involved them more actively in their own learning. Creating well presented work has added to their feelings of success.
  • Using Scoilnet Blogs as a post primary school website
    2011-12-16 10:46:54
    Principal Rose Mary Lynch, Mercy College Beaumont explains the many uses of the school website and why they chose a Scoilnet Blog to create their site. The school website helps them communicate with students and parents.
  • Using Scoilnet Blogs as a primary school website
    2011-12-16 10:39:35
    Teacher Emma Hallinan, Culleens NS explains how the ease of blogging has helped all teachers in the school showcase pupils’ work and achievements. Their Scoilnet Blog has many advantages over their static website.
  • Our school website is our public face
    2011-12-09 11:45:21
    Principal Rose Mary Lynch, Mercy College Beaumont explains the many uses of the school website and why they chose a Scoilnet Blog to create their site. The school website helps them communicate with students and parents.
  • The days of chalk and talk are gone
    2011-12-09 11:39:08
    Principal Anthony Conlon, St Paul’s Community College explains how ICT has transformed learning, teaching and the school. The students enjoy using technology, it is their medium and they expect to be able to use it in the classroom.
  • Using computers for language learning - subtitled
    2011-12-09 11:31:02
    The pupils in Gearóid O Duibhir’s class watch Nuacht TG4 on the IWB and then create their own video podcasts using the phrases and new vocabulary they have learned. See the fun they have being TV presenters and reporters while sitting at their desks in the classroom.
  • Blogging brings the curriculum to life
    2011-12-09 11:20:23
    Primary teacher Emma Hallinan, Culleens NS Mayo explains how using a Scoilnet Blog in the classroom has added fun to learning and teaching. Blogging with her pupils promotes collaborative learning and higher order thinking skills. Displaying the pupils’ Art work and Photo Stories gives an added purpose to their learning and allows parents and the wider community to share in their successes.
  • A tour of our Scoilnet Blog website
    2011-12-09 11:15:16
    Teacher Emma Hallinan shows how each class teacher in the school uses their blog page to post pupils’ Wordles, podcasts and digital stories during the school day to show their learning and work. Emma demonstrates some of the features of their blog, the sidebar widgets, the tag-cloud, the archive feature and how they use categories to link to the curriculum.
  • An email to Teddy
    2011-12-09 11:03:43
    The pupils of Bayside NS show their digital literacy skills.
  • d Ag taifeadadh le Audaci
    2011-12-09 10:56:59
    d Ag taifeadadh le Audaci
  • How we organise our school website
    2011-12-09 10:36:14
    Catherine Fitzpatrick, SNA, Mercy College Beaumont shows the layout and organisation of the school’s website. Mercy College use a Scoilnet Blog for their website and find it “straightforward and user friendly.”
  • Using ICT in the development of Gaeilge (As Gaeilge)
    2011-06-29 11:24:00
    Using ICT in the development of Gaeilge – Nuacht ar TG4 website
  • FÍS Lego Technology
    2011-06-28 12:21:23
    Watch the boys and girls of Ballyadams NS, Athy, explain with ease how they created a film for the FÍS Film Festival using Lego, animation and digital video. They developed the storyboard, wrote the script, designed and built the scenes and props and programmed using Lego Mindstorms. They like everything about it they say,” it’s a lot more fun than ‘normal’ work in your copies!”
  • Children are using the Fizzbooks in class (As Gaeilge).
    2011-06-28 12:17:19
    Children are using the Fizzbooks in class.
  • How ICT can help learning.. (As Gaeilge)
    2011-06-28 12:08:08
    How ICT can help learning.. Advantages and some advice
  • FÍS bookclub for writing book reviews using simple technology (As Gaeilge)
    2011-06-28 12:06:52
    FÍS bookclub for writing book reviews using simple technology
  • Using ICT in the development of Gaeilge (As Gaeilge)
    2011-06-28 12:01:54
    Using ICT in the development of Gaeilge – Nuacht ar TG4 website
  • Using Audacity (As Gaeilge)
    2011-06-28 12:00:36
    Using Audacity - Online resources for class
  • Using the Visualiser and the tablet Laptop (As Gaeilge)
    2011-06-28 11:05:18
    Using the Visualiser and the tablet Laptop
  • An Scoil (As Gaeilge)
    2011-06-28 10:40:12
    The Principal of Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí , Athlone tells us how important ICT is in her own school and what their plans are for its use.
  • Using ICT in Learning Support
    2011-06-28 09:28:34
    Jan Molloy, Learning Support Teacher finds numerous advantages to using ICT . Jan highlights the four different learning aids and explains the advantages of having diagnostic computer based tests. Pupils from 2nd to 6th class love the immediacy of response the computer allows them, they enjoy the game elements of many of the programmes and having fun while learning.
  • Leadership & Planning
    2011-06-28 09:23:51
    Primary and Post Primary Principals speak about their vision for e-learning in their schools and the importance of establishing an e-culture throughout the school. Principal, Kathleen O’Connor, explains that children expect to experience technology in the classroom, they want to use it and are not afraid to use it. Principal Matt Hume traces the development of ICT in St. Joseph’s NS from 1987 to today. Involving the Board of Management and establishing an ICT Coordinator were important elements of his plan. Declan Donnelly, the ICT Coordinator, outlines his role in achieving the plan to embed ICT learning and teaching in the school. They installed a wireless network throughout the school; each classroom has a teaching laptop, data projector, wireless keyboard and wireless mouse to allow the children to use it at their desks. Realising their vision for ICT has also involved information evenings for parents and whole school continuing professional development for the teachers.
  • Stair & ICT
    2011-06-28 08:29:48
    Is cuid lárnach dá saolta anois an teicneolaíocht, déanann siad cumarsáid ar na gréasáin sóisialta, bíonn beathaí ar líne acu agus dar leo agus Daithí, déanann an TFC an ceacht níos spreagthai agus níos suimiúla. Chruthaigh Daithí blag foghlama agus aimsíonn sé fístéipeanna agus gníomhachtaí áisiúla ar Scoilnet a chabhraíonn leis sa rang. Deir sé go bhfuil sé an éasca , i láthair na huaire, úsáid a bhaint as an teicneolaíocht agus go mbaineann sé féin agus a dhaltaí an- taitneamh agus tairbhe as TFC a úsáid sa seomra ranga.
  • The ICT coordinating teacher in Tallaght Community School explains how her school is integrating ICT across the curriculum.
    2011-06-28 08:27:11
    Teresa Hennessy, ICT coordinating teacher of Tallaght Community School gives us a view of some of the many facets of her work. Teresa explains the current focus in her school is on using ICT in the classroom across the curriculum. As part of their whole school planning the staff is working on an e-Learning Plan and they have used the NCTE’s e-Learning Roadmap to assess their current use of ICT. They will prioritise a number of steps on which to work using the e-Learning Roadmap as their guide.
  • Science & ICT
    2011-06-28 08:26:26
    Science teacher Dónal Hegarty also from St. Mary's College, Dundalk explains that ICT is not a substitute for good teaching rather it is a powerful tool to enhance teaching and learning. His students who have grown up with technology speak about the immediacy and visual impact of ICT use in their learning.
  • German & ICT
    2011-06-28 08:25:42
    German teacher Sandra Doyle and her students don’t use textbooks for senior German, she and her students stay current with the language and bring the language alive by using the Internet in class. The students enjoy classes because they are so colourful and visual. The multi-media element of the Web brings a little piece of Germany into the classroom.
  • English & ICT
    2011-06-28 07:43:43
    English teacher Pippa Brady sees many uses for ICT in her English classes. She employs it in class, she uses ICT to help her prepare classes, creating worksheets and slideshows, and she also uses it in her record keeping and administration. Pippa has gone further and adapted her classroom itself, creating a video wall to allow the film and drama sections of the syllabus to come alive. Instead of discussing film, the students become film makers and learn by doing. Pippa also recommends drawing on the techie know how of students who are willing and able to help.
  • Dunshaughlin Community College
    2011-06-28 07:36:51
    ICT is extensively used in Dunshaughlin Community College across the school day and at home by means the school’s virtual learning environment (VLE). A number of subject teachers demonstrate how they are creating an e-Learning school using ICT as a tool to enhance learning and teaching. Staff training and development in ICT is a regular feature in the school and the e-Portal and VLE allow for personalised learning and the sharing of resources and easy collaboration.